Structured products in focus as UBS launches sustainable partnerships

Pablo Conde, 05 March 2018

UBS has launched a number of initiatives to mobilise capital, including private wealth, towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which follow the launch, in the last quarter of 2017, of a series of investment products aligned to the 17 UN sustainable development goals, which allocate a pre-defined portion of proceeds as philanthropic contributions to its dedicated philanthropic UBS Optimus Foundation. These include the first 100% sustainable cross-asset portfolios for private clients, targeting market rates of risk-adjusted return as well as positive social and environmental outcomes, and a partnership with Solactive and other green bond managers on new indices featuring World Bank, multilateral development bank and green bonds.

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